Fully Present

God, the Father watches us all everywhere.

Abba  Serapion  said,  ‘When  the  soldiers  of  the emperor are standing at attention, they cannot look to the right or left; it is the same for the man who stands before God and looks towards him in fear at all times; he cannot then fear anything from the enemy.  

—-Sayings of the Desert

The wise Abba gives us a thought about living a focused life,or in other words, a fully present life. Our full presence always starts when we stand before God. If we can learn to keep focused on Him and His desires for us we can accomplish just about anything. It is in the looking to the left and right that we find ourselves in disarray and confusion. Make it a goal in your life to always be fully present in the task that is before you.

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